Philosophy & Methodology

Numbers Don’t Lie: Racism in the Educational System

Numbers Don’t Lie: Racism in the Educational System RACISM IN THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IS A FACT.             By Habeebah R. Grimes, CEO; Marilyn Mauck, chief instruction and achievement officer; and Michelle Breen, chief clinical officer Numbers don’t lie. Black students are two times more likely to be suspended without access
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Autism

The Opportunity to Play: Step One on the “Competence Makes a Difference” Journey

The Opportunity to Play: Step One on the “Competence Makes a Difference” Journey FOR MANY OF THEM, MENTAL HEALTH STRUGGLES OR BEHAVIORAL CHALLENGES HAVE MADE PARTICIPATION IN A TYPICAL SCHOOL SETTING UNREALISTIC. Contributed by David Weiss, occupational therapist, PEP Prentiss   “Mr. Weiss, I am SO PROUD OF MYSELF!” DeShawn* exclaimed to me out of
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Philosophy & Methodology

Changing the Mental Health Narrative for Kids

Changing the Mental Health Narrative for Kids OUR KIDS’ MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS MANIFEST IN WAYS THAT MANY PEOPLE IN OUR SOCIETY SEE SIMPLY AS DELINQUENCY, CONDUCT PROBLEMS, OR “BEHAVIORAL” By Habeebah R. Grimes, Chief Executive Officer   For many people, the idea of mental health care evokes images of an adult or child sitting in
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